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When choosing a major what is a piece of advice I should taking into consideration?

I need help narrowing down my options of majors. #major #choosing-a-major

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qiuhua’s Answer

These are several things that I considered:
1. what is your interest
2. what kinds of jobs you can do with this major
3. how easy to get a job after graduation
4. can you financially support yourself with the job
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Vicki’s Answer

When choosing a major, remember that it is best to do what you love. Some students choose a major based on expectations of a good salary or parental/friend influences, but you are the person that has to live with that major and create a career from it.

A great resource for college and career assistance is College Board's Big Future.

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/how-to-find-your-college-fit/college-search-step-by-step


It nicely narrows down your college and majors based on your choices.

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Varshini’s Answer

1. Narrow down on a direction first. Do you like technology and science more ? Or do you prefer social science and liberal arts ? There are of course lots of other direction, but try to identify what field of knowledge you’re more driven with.

2. A good step would be to find out the areas that interests you, let's say coming up with 5 such interests and then talking to professionals from those industries through sites like linkedin or searching for the same over quora or youtube, e.g. if you're interested in computer science, you can search something like 'A day in the life of a software engineer' etc.

3. You never really know until you took a class, if you have couple of options in mind, there are great resources online such as YouTube, coursera, udemy and open course posted by various colleges, try browsing through them, listen for couple minutes or hours , see if those interests you, these resources are abundant in intro level information.

4. If you're still unsure about what stream to take, you can consider taking a generic course and narrow down your interests later.
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